Common Name: Oakleaf Fleabane
Latin Name: Erigeron quercifolius
Family: Asteraceae (Aster family)
Habit: An annual wildflower reaching 2 feet in height.
Leaves: Mostly basal, oblanceolate or obovate, lobed or toothed.
Flowers: Small, white with yellow centers. Occasionally with rays having a purple tint.
Habitat: Open woods and disturbed sites.
Landscape: It is grown in the home landscape in full sun to part shade with average to moist soils. Fleabane isn’t sold in nurseries, but must be started from seed or transplants.
Range: Oakleaf fleabane is native to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Wildlife use: A much prized nectar, and pollen, plant for small pollinators such as sweat bees and small skipper butterflies.